Autumn 2007 - issue 7

The Autumn 2007 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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Mersey Weaver

Alan Faulkner looks at one of the last carrying companies to trade on the Trent & Mersey Canal, who maintained a high standard of decoration on their boats

Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Stanley Holland investigates the history of a waterway link between the West Midlands and the River Severn that boasts the longest flight of locks in the country

Stockton & Darlington Canal

Best known for its railway, few know that a canal was originally planned! Richard Dean reveals all.

Braunston Stoppage

Euan Corrie looks at two magnificent photographs of the aftermath of a stoppage on Braunston Locks in 1922

Family History: A Tale of Two Smiths

Lorna York tracks down two Emanuel Smiths who both ran fleets of boats and Alan Faulkner looks at the pioneering enterprise of Emanuel Smith Junior in being the first to introduce diesel engines successfully to canal boats